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- Passport Funding Overview: Webinar Questions (March 11th)
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March 11, 2021 at 10:04 am #23883Shawn RatnasingamKeymaster
Do you have any questions from the Passport webinar? Please add them here and we will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.
MCCSS Temporary Wage Increase
MCCSS is providing a temporary wage increase effective October 1, 2020 to workers who deliver publicly funded personal support services.
Learn more about the temporary wage increase: https://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/developmental/serviceSupport/temp-wage-increase.aspx
MCCSS list of temporarily eligible expenses
In response to COVID-19, MCCSS has made temporary changes to the Passport program to help recipients by expanding the list of eligible Passport expenses. These changes came into effect April 1, 2020.
Learn more about the eligible expenses: https://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/developmental/serviceSupport/passport.aspx
DSO PDF on Temporary Changes to Passport Funding
ConnectABILITY Article – ‘Managing Your Direct Funding During COVID’
GENERAL INFORMATION ON PASSPORT FUNDING
Ministry of Community, Children and Social Services FAQs on Passport Funding
Development Services Ontario (DSO) Passport Information
The DSO provides podcasts and webcasts are a variety of passport related topics.
Passport Agencies by Location with Contact Details
P4P Action Guide: Using Passport to Your Long-Term Benefit
The P4P Action Guide on Passport Funding outlines creative ways families and individuals with a disability can use their passport funds.
https://www.planningnetwork.ca/resources/action-guide-to-using-passport-dollars-to-your-long-term-benefitMarch 12, 2021 at 10:13 am #23892Suzanne McKennaParticipant
Is there a maximum that one can pay support workers?
On the Passport e-claim option am I able to retrieve my balance or available funds total before year end:
If I submit over the amount that’s left available on the Passport e-claim option site will it reject the claim or just pay what is left?March 12, 2021 at 4:54 pm #23893austin.scottParticipant
I’m Austin from MyDirectPlan Support and I’d be happy to help get you an answer to your questions about the maximum amount that one can pay support workers and the eCLAIM system! For answers to your eCLAIM related questions, kindly check with your Passport coordinator who will be able to advise you best. While there is no recommended rate of pay, please do keep in mind that your Passport Coordinator would also be the best available resource to advise on the maximum amount one can pay for support workers in reference to your direct funding specifically.
MyDirectPlan Support would be more than happy to assist you with any MyDirectPlan related questions you may have, including getting started with MDP and submitting your expenses. I hope this helps! Thanks for your question and have a great weekend!
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